a.1.(Physiol.) Not absorbable; specifically (Physiol.), not capable of absorption; unable to pass by osmosis into the circulating blood; as, the unabsorbable portion of food.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Over production of hydrogen, either due to bacteria or unabsorbable substrate like lactulose inside the lumen of the intestine can force it through the mucosal breaches to form the air-filled cysts.
Unabsorbable suture material--a rare cause of recurrent stones in the common bile-duct.
Comparison of zones 1 to 4 flexor tendon repairs using absorbable and unabsorbable four-strand core sutures.
After collection of the fasting baseline specimen, a solution of lactulose--an unabsorbable synthetic sugar--is ingested as the substrate for bacterial fermentation.
Both in the Western world and in the developing countries diets rich in fat, protein, and sugar, together with reduced intake of unabsorbable fibers, are associated with a rapid increase in the incidence of noninfectious intestinal diseases.
Free fatty acids can form unabsorbable calcium soaps and contribute to low calcium absorption.
PB-2 biofertilizer contains two kinds of phosphate--solublizing bacterium of Bacillus lentus and Pseudomonas poetida which make the unabsorbable phosphorous compound absorbable by two methods of organic acid and phosphates acid exudation.
It is in those unstoppable, unabsorbable tears that art honors the dead of 9/11, because it allows us to remember a day we all wish to forget.
Four momarsa for the supply of (a) spare parts for May Gide branded operation theaters' tables & saw guides for the same, (b) different size rings for mitral heart valves & for other valves (both unabsorbable), (c) operating consumables for a plasma sterilizing instrument on cold & (d) different equipment.
The apparent lack of effect may relate to the absence of dietary factors that increase colonic fermentation and potentiate the cholesterol-lowering effect of soy Therefore, unabsorbable carbohydrates (prebiotics) were added to the diet with the aim of increasing colonic fermentation and potentially increasing the hypocholesterolemic effect of soy.